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COA Issues Opinion On Extended Benefits

The Court of Appeals Issues Its First Opinion on Extended Benefits By Duane Jones The Court of Appeals has issued its first opinion on extended disability benefits, which came into being following the 2011 amendments to N.C.G.S. § 97-29(c). In Sturdivant v. N.C. Dept. of Public Safety, COA22-421 (April 18, 2023), the Court held that […]

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A Second Bite at the WCMSA Apple?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Removes Maximum Time Limit to use Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) Amended Review Process By Shannon Metcalf Do you have cases that you cannot settle due to an outdated, CMS-approved WCMSA?  If so, there is good news as CMS has changed the Amended Review process to […]

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